What does Santiago mean?
Santiago /san-ti-a-go/ [3 sylls.] as a boys' name is pronounced sahn-tee-AH-go. It is of Spanish origin, and the meaning of Santiago is "Saint James". A blended form of Saint Diego; Diego is a Spanish form of James. James the Greater (of the two apostles by that name) is the patron saint of Spain.
Related boy name: Iago.
Santiago▲ has 29 more related forms via Diego, James: Dago, Diego▲, Diogo, Giacomo, Hamish, Iago, Jacob▲, Jacques▼, Jago, Jagu, Jaime▲, Jaimey, Jaimie, Jame, Jameson▲, Jamey▼, Jamie▼, Jamison▲, Jascha, Jayme, Jaymes, Jaymie, Jem, Jemmy, Jim▼, Jimbo, Jimmie▼, Jimmy▲ and Seamus.Kreatif forms: Santiaka, Santiaso, Sattiago. [more]
How popular is Santiago?
Santiago is a very prominent first name for men (#450 out of 1220, Top 37%) and also a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#302 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Santiago for boys. Santiago reached its apex position of #115 in the U.S. in the year 2014. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
Jacob (#4 in 2014), James (#9), Diego (#129), Jameson (#159), Jamison (#440), Jaime (#468), Jimmy (#523), Jamie (#786), Seamus (#900), Jimmie, Jim, Jamey, Hamish, Jacques, Jame and Jayme are the popular related forms of Santiago (#115 in 2014). Usage of these boy names was at its apex during the years 1970-1979 (usage of 0.4745%) and is somewhat lower today (usage 0.3804%, 19.8% less), with the versions Jamie, Jacques, Jamey, Jim and Jimmie falling out of style. The trendier boy names in this list are Jameson (#159), Jamison (#440), Santiago (#115), Jacob (#4) and Diego (#129), with Diego, Jacob and Santiago enjoying a resurgence in usage. Displayed below is an analysis of the usage of the boy name Santiago and corresponding names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)